I recently had the privilege of representing Vision 2020 Australia at the Roundtable Conference on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities. With this year’s theme being “Universal Access: Pathways to an Equitable Future”, I reflected on my travel from Melbourne to Sydney that, as a blind person living in Australia in 2023, I have […]
One of the biggest milestones in your life is buying your first home. For Richard, who has Fraser syndrome, it’s an achievement that means more than most. Richard has a rare recessive gene disorder, has just 6% vision and uses a hearing implant (a bone-anchored hearing aid). At 20-years-old, he’s bought an apartment with his […]
Being a teenager is tough at the best of times, but imagine navigating your way through your teen years while losing your sight to cataract. Alexcis is a 13-year-old boy from the island of Siargao in the Philippines. For two years, he had been going to school, only to sit in class and listen. With […]
When he was growing up, Seta did not ever imagine he would one day experience life with a disability. At age 17, he suddenly lost his vision and everything changed. “The world became different to me. More unjust, more unwelcoming, unfriendly, excluding. I had to work twice if not three times as hard,” he says. […]
As we mark International Women’s Day for 2021, it’s important to be reminded that around the globe, blindness and vision loss continues to impact women at greater rates than men. In industrialised countries this is largely because women live longer than men, but in non-industrialised settings, it is often because women do not get to […]
The VisAbility building in Victoria Park in Perth is one of seventy venues throughout WA to be selected as a voting station as well as an early voting centre in the WA state general election.
Established in 1953, the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA) is dedicated to promoting research into the causes of eye disease and the prevention of blindness.
To mark NAIDOC Week 2018 and this year's theme 'Because of Her, We Can!', Vision 2020 Australia is celebrating the roles and achievements of some of the incredible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women working in the eye health sector.
As diabetes prevalence—and in turn diabetic eye disease—increases across Australia, Dr Justin Keevers is keen to tackle the scourge in Indigenous communities. The 29-year-old electrician-turned-doctor says while he grew up aware of the importance of physical activity, nutrition and regular check-ups, other Indigenous individuals aren’t so lucky.
Federal Labor Candidate for Deakin Tony Clark talks to Vision 2020 Australia about his journey into politics and how his blindness is an asset./p>